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Graham Cracker Porter - Denver Beer Co.

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103 Ratings
very good

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Ratings: 103
Reviews: 18
rAvg: 3.84
pDev: 11.98%
Wants: 11
Gots: 18 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Denver Beer Co. visit their website
Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
American Porter |  5.60% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: Rifugium on 08-13-2011

Like a campfire in a glass, this robust beauty has seductive notes of vanilla, smoked cedar, and mulling spices on the nose. A dark pour with mild lacing, she is a rollercoaster of lush chocolate and fig fruits diving into a semi-dry finish of toast and biscuit.
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Photo of SamN
3.92/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Very lovely looking porter, black with a dark mocha head of creamy foam. The smell in the glass is mildly sweet; vanilla, dark roast malts, mild smoke. Tastes of more vanilla, spices, slightly metallic hops, lots going on and some interesting flavors i can't put my finger on. Equal parts dark malt, spices, vanilla and hops. Interesting porter; not quite what I expected, but still a good beer I'm glad I get to try.

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4.04/5  rDev +5.2%

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3.25/5  rDev -15.4%

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4/5  rDev +4.2%

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3/5  rDev -21.9%

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4/5  rDev +4.2%

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3.1/5  rDev -19.3%

I wasn't as enthused about this beer as I expected to be, given how many people enjoy it and that it's on tap at a lot of places around Denver. Something just seems to be missing from it. As such, I haven't gone over there to try any of their other beers, but maybe I should because they probably have something else I'll like more. The brewery itself is always packed, so there must be something to that.

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4/5  rDev +4.2%

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4/5  rDev +4.2%

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4.04/5  rDev +5.2%

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4.1/5  rDev +6.8%

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3.25/5  rDev -15.4%

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4.75/5  rDev +23.7%

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4/5  rDev +4.2%

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4.75/5  rDev +23.7%

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4/5  rDev +4.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

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4/5  rDev +4.2%

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5/5  rDev +30.2%

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4/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of AdamBRalston
3.06/5  rDev -20.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Appearance- Dark stout, but more on espresso americano than a dark brooding storm, very thin lacing, but not really expected for this beer.
Smell - TO be honest, there wasn't much of an aroma at all. This is the problem with most of the beers at DBC that aren't IPA's. You would expect a hearty, spicy, of even smokey smell based on the name. Don't buy the hype. None of that is present. If anything, coffee aroma is present and I agree with somebody that said burnt toast.
Taste - Taste is flat. And let me give a date (5/18/2014) I feel that the batch beers might be extremely inconsistent. Alcohol levels are not listed for the individual beers for example, and I think it is because they don't know. Their process is not that refined. The taste is not robust, it is soft and feels like an introduction to porter. Kind of an apology at best. Accessible to those that want to say they drink more than IPA's and they really like beers of all kinds, when in truth they don't. Comparisons: lighter than a Pipeline Porter (Kona Brewing), not an espresso or coffee or smoked porter at all. Very water and thin taste.
Feel - watery, thin, and flat. Very little after taste, but the bitter does come through.
Overall - For what seems to be one of their most established beers, I would say this lacks punch and flavor. Overall disappointed and would not order it again.

Side note: this location is a place to have a beer outside on a nice day, and to bring your dog and hang out. It's not so much about the beer. BTW, this beer is their only GABF awarded beer. Can't really tell you why. If visiting Denver, be sure to stop at Great Divide first and don't judge us on this one. (Denver Native)

Serving type: on-tap

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3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

Graham Cracker Porter from Denver Beer Co.
86 out of 100 based on 103 ratings.